Mistrial declared in case of man charged in 18 Texas deaths
November 19, 2021
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge declared a mistrial Friday in the first murder case against a man charged with killing 18 older women in the Dallas area over a two-year span, but prosecutors vowed to continue to pursue convictions.
Judge Raquel Jones issued the ruling when a jury deadlocked after deliberating since Thursday afternoon in the capital murder case charging Billy Chemirmir with killing 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris.
Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot said he was committed to retrying the case and bringing another one against the 48-year-old. "Our commitment was to get two...